Photo: A student who was evacuated after a shooting at North Park Elementary School rides in a bus to be reunited with parents in San Bernardino, California, U.S. April 10, 2017. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were left dead after a man entered a classroom for special-needs students and shot his wife. A stray bullet also killed an 8-year-old student. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016?
Pat Morris, City of San Bernardino
Some of the children who experienced the shooting at North Park Elementary School yesterday are likely to suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Kids who experience violence can have their lives upended by the emotional toll. It can keep them from doing well in school, and even functioning well in their lives outside the classrooms.
Pia Escudero, Los Angeles Unified School District
Patrick Soon-Shiong is the LA billionaire who tried to wrestle control of the LA Times. Now a new report highlights how his charitable giving is actually benefitting his own business holdings.
On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly removed a man from an overbooked flight. Videos of the event have gone viral and United is reeling from the public backlash they’ve caused. The airline randomly selected the man to be “involuntarily” bumped to a later flight to make room for its own staff. This practice of “re-accommodating,” as United put it, is legal. We discuss what this incident says about the airline industry.
Angelenos will be flocking to Coachella this weekend and next. The Arroyo Seco festival isn’t far behind in June, and FYF Fest is in July. While all three festivals boast big names in their music lineups, their food lineups are equally packed with celebrity chefs.
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Rep. Speier fights sexual harassment on Capitol Hill California Congresswoman Jackie Speier shared her personal story of sexual assault in a video posted last month. She’s urging colleagues to come out with their experiences too, and has introduced legislation to change how sexual abuse is handled on Capitol Hill. This week, we learned Rep. John Conyers allegedly used office funds to pay $27,000 to a former aide who filed a sexual harassment claim against him.
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